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Venture Capital NZ

What is Venture Capital Funding?

Business capital comes in many forms. Often it’s an investment of private equity injecting the seed funding required for growth into a start-up organisation.

It can also come with mentorship, loan arrangements and a shareholders agreement. The private investors funding the project will want a return on investment and are looking for talented people that just need a helping hand to gain momentum.

Alternate Finance helps businesses grow in many facets, either through VC funding, small business loans, joint ventures, and short-term asset loans, such as when a builder wants to purchase a house to renovate and flip. It doesn’t matter the industry, but often we’ll be looking for tangible value, just in case your idea doesn’t work. What this means is if you’re investing in equipment or assets that retain a reasonable value after depreciation, this becomes attractive and VC funding could be a good option. Our founder loves to support the entrepreneurial spirit.

Venture Capital NZ
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Get seed funding for equipment and start-up capital from Alternate Finance’s venture capitalists department. You’ll get the freedom of loan repayments spread over 36 months, unless arranged otherwise. You’ll receive an email with an annual interest rate ranging between 13.95% & 26.98% p.a. for your New Zealand business ventures.

For further details, including our beneficiaries loan default interest rate, please view our rates and fees here.

If you want to get seed funding from Alternate Finance, it’s important you understand our terms in detail, We are venture capitalists, but responsible lenders so we want you to know the conditions. When making an application for your business finance, you’re granting Alternate Finance permissions to store your sensitive information. Our company will endeavour to keep all information on the Alternate Finance website accurate and up to date, relating to your loan for business investment. If you find an error, and if brought to our attention in writing, we will rectify it within a reasonable timeframe. For more information relating to the terms of your business finance, please view this page.

Your details are data protected when applying for a loan, as we have end-to-end encryption on all of our webforms. All loan information you provide will be treated confidentially and you can have confidence that your loan application will remain secure.

Get seed funding for equipment and start-up capital from Alternate Finance’s venture capitalists department. You’ll get the freedom of loan repayments spread over 36 months, unless arranged otherwise. You’ll receive an email with an annual interest rate ranging between 13.95% & 26.98% p.a. for your New Zealand business ventures.

For further details, including our beneficiaries loan default interest rate, please view our rates and fees here.

If you want to get seed funding from Alternate Finance, it’s important you understand our terms in detail, We are venture capitalists, but responsible lenders so we want you to know the conditions. When making an application for your business finance, you’re granting Alternate Finance permissions to store your sensitive information. Our company will endeavour to keep all information on the Alternate Finance website accurate and up to date, relating to your loan for business investment. If you find an error, and if brought to our attention in writing, we will rectify it within a reasonable timeframe. For more information relating to the terms of your business finance, please view this page.

Your details are data protected when applying for a loan, as we have end-to-end encryption on all of our webforms. All loan information you provide will be treated confidentially and you can have confidence that your loan application will remain secure.

Did You Know?

How To Pitch For Venture Capital NZ

How To Pitch For Venture Capital NZ

When searching for venture capital NZ companies, you'll need to have your business idea well documented. An investor will want to see a history of your past achievements, showing a track record of success. You'll need to have created a financial plan, a marketing plan and have completed your research into the market cap of your industry and possible revenues that can be achieved.

What's Your Unique Selling Point?

What's Your Unique Selling Point?

You'll need to list why you think your business can outperform the competition, and there needs to be enough compelling reasons outside of you being dedicated and talented to satisfy venture capitalists.

for investors to fund someone's idea requires considerable convincing, especially when you don't have a previous relationship. Include all of your past successes and probability calculations of future success.

Who Would You Ideally Sell To?

Who Would You Ideally Sell To?

Think about which main player in your industry may want to invest, or buy you once you're showing success. What size of business do these investors currently have?.

How can you gain them as a customer and become such an integral part of an industry super-giant that just being affiliated with them would increase your multiple when selling or valuing your business? Start planning why a larger player might want to make an investment in you early; create a succession plan because this is the kind of language that venture capitalists want to hear.

Project Your Growth

Project Your Growth

Then outline the steps you've already taken towards these long-term objectives, and create a timeline for your growth. Build in your projections, what it costs to grow, what seed funding you require and what key people you'll need to run your organisation.

Apply for Venture Capital Funding

Apply for Venture Capital Funding

Having read the above paragraphs, you may be in the position of needing to research more before approaching us for seed funding. However, you may find that getting a small business loan is a step towards creating a solid relationship with us that could then progress onto more at a later stage.

Get Started With VC Funding

Get Started With VC Funding

If you are well researched, and you've investigated the best VC firms in New Zealand, then please fill out the following information below, and we'll have our senior-level staff be in touch for a confidential conversation. Please keep your answers below brief, and in a bullet point format. Ensure you mention your past experience, and substantiate any risk with the project. This will show that you're thinking of all aspects.

Support & Mentorship

Support & Mentorship

If you are pitching to be funded, the investor is going to want to ensure you have every advantage at your disposal, and more often than not, people with money have wisdom. This finance partner with wisdom may agree to advise or help form a senior management team with real substance. They'll have many investments within their portfolio, and they're often time-poor, so it's your job to make your project appealing without being a burden.

If you're funding has significance, it's likely you'll be asked for a seat on the board to ensure you're making sound decisions. Offer this before being asked; the right investors are often valuable mentors.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact our friendly team or view our Frequently Asked Questions.

Application Form - Venture Capital Funding

Do you have a business plan?(Required)
Do you have a marketing plan?(Required)
Have you created projections for the next five years and at maturity?(Required)
Who would want to buy your business or project if you succeed?(Required)
Seed funding required to accelerate your growth.(Required)
Is your model profitable?(Required)